V for Victory Music

When I’ve accomplished something and want to celebrate it, I like to listen to what I call victory music. That’s symphonic film music of a heroic character. Below, I’ve collected the finest victory music that I know of.

Erich Wolfgang Korngold was the father of symphonic, heroic film music. Listen to these great themes from top adventure films, all featuring Errol Flynn, from the late 30s and early 40s; Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk, and Elizabeth & Essex.

Ron Goodwin was the master of great war themes in the 60s, producing such gems as 633 Squadron, Battle of Britain, and Where Eagles Dare.

John Williams, the reviver of symphonic film scores in the 70s, is the man behind these great adventure and science fiction themes; Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars, and Jurassic Park.

Do you know about other great victory themes? Then I would like to hear them!

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